EAA Istanbul 2014 Conference
Sponsored by European Association of Archaeologists
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to Sunday, September 14, 2014


CFP Deadline: 
Monday, January 27, 2014

The 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 10-14, 2014.

The conference fee will cover attendance to all sessions, the Opening  
Ceremony & Welcome Reception and the Annual Party, as well as meeting  
materials and coffee breaks.

Submission of papers: Please, submit an abstract of maximum 200 words in  
English by filling out the online form on the website of the European  
Association of Archaeologists (EAA) - 20th Annual Meeting  

Participants will be notified about their paper proposal by February 17, 2014.

Proposals can be made by at least two EAA members with affiliations in two different countries. Please note that only EAA members who have covered their membership fees for 2014 are allowed to propose and organize a Session.

The following six themes define the framework of the Istanbul 2014 EAA Annual Meeting:

1) Connecting seas - across the borders
2) Managing archaeological heritage: past and present
3) Ancient technologies in social context
4) Environment and subsistence: the geosphere, ecosphere and human interaction
5) Times of change: collapse and transformative impulses
6) Retrieving and interpreting the archaeological record

Session T02S0005:
Public Perceptions of the Past, Heritage and Archaeology: Methodological  
Approaches and Applicability in Archaeological Management

Interest in public perceptions of the past, heritage, and archaeology is  
constantly increasing among archaeologists. Research has focused so far in a  
variety of different segments of the public, including but not restricted to  
local communities, sites’ and museums’ visitors, online communities,  
minority groups etc. A respective range of methodologies has been employed  
accordingly: from quantitative questionnaire surveys and the use of online  
statistics to interviews with focus groups, ethnography and others.

But how can our improved understanding of people’s perceptions about the  
past, heritage and archaeology render the way we manage archaeology more  
effective and sustainable?Has such research been applied to archaeological  
heritage management? If yes, how and what were the outcomes of its  
application? If no, why? What are the implications of different  
methodologies? What are the benefits and the shortcomings when it comes to  

In this session, experience from research into public perceptions and their  
application or potential application in archaeological management will be  
presented and discussed with the aim to further participants’ understanding  
of the implications of public perceptions’ research and its applicability.

Appropriate venues for the publication of the papers presented will be  
suggested and discussed at the end of the session.

Session organizer(s):
Anastasia Sakellariadi (Honorary Research Associate, Institute of  
Archaeology, UCL, a.sakellariadi@live.ucl.ac.uk)*

KaterinaChatzikonstantinou (Research Associate, University of the Aegean,  

*Contact person

Keywords: Public perceptions, methodologies, archaeological management
Session Theme: Managing archaeological heritage: past and present
Session Type: Regular

More information on this session:

Please visit https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org for more information about the conference or e-mail to info@eaa2014istanbul.org.

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